Finally a Light at the Access Road


For two months now residents of Citihomes Subdivision have enjoyed the street lights provided by the Local Government Unit of Opol on the access road to the subdivision.

While it is only few lamp posts carefully appointed in almost a kilometer stretch of the access road from the subdivision’s entrance, the homeowners welcomed this development.

This has provided a degree of relief to homeowners who come home late from work. The project also serves as a deterrent for the ill-motives of some individuals to cause harm to the riding public, including transportation services operators.

It is a perennial complaint of taxi drivers that access road to the subdivision is not well-lit aside from the bad condition of the road. Reason for them to ask additional fee for their services.

The homeowners are extending our gratefulness to the Local Government Unit of Opol, especially to Mayor Dexter Yasay for realizing the said project. We also pray that the good mayor will put another street lighting project that will span from the subdivision to the national highway.

Citihomes Stinks


CITIHOMES, a subdivision located in Bario Malanang in the Municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental, smells of rot for almost a month now. Homeowners’ garbage remains uncollected. Domestic animals feast on plastic or sacks of rotting house wastes and foul smelling baby diapers pinned on perimeter fences.

Citihomes is believed to be the biggest subdivision in Region 10 once completed.

Arrogant Developer

The project developer, Johndorf Ventures Corporation (JVC), without due notice to the concerned homeowners’ associations (HOAs) stopped the garbage collection services.

JVC regularly collects the garbage every Thursday or Friday up until a month ago.

Surprised Homeowners

The move of the developer surprised homeowners when JVC did not collect garbage for two straight weeks. The garbage truck usually misses collection for one week only.

The garbage problem left homeowners and HOAs officers guessing on JVC’s intention since it happened right after JVC’s interest to return the membership fees of HOAs.

Project Engineer Etol has no concrete answer to the reason for the service stoppage but instead refers complaining homeowners to their respective HOA’s Board.

Partial Remittance of Membership Fee to HOAs

JVC has signified to remit the membership fees to the HOAs.

Check issued by JVC representing membership fees due to respective HOAs represents only partial amount of the total collectibles of HOAs from the developer.

JVC is still has to furnish HOAs the MASTER LIST of homeowners who have taken out their respective housing units.

HOAs Collectibles from the Developer

Each HOA has pending collectibles from the developer. Collectibles include those fees collected by JVC, in the guise of HOA, from homeowners during the take-out of their housing units. These fees are the monthly dues and membership fees.

Subdivision developers are prohibited from collecting any fees from the homeowners or buyers of condominium or subdivision to finance common comfort.

Section 27 of Presidential Decree 957 provides: Other Charges. No owner or developer shall levy upon any lot or buyer a fee for an alleged community benefit. Fees to finance services for common comfort, security and sanitation may be collected only by a properly organized homeowners association and only with the consent of a majority of the lot or unit buyers actually residing in the subdivision or condominium project.

PICHOA-2 Names Phase 2 Streets


Phase 2 General Assembly approved during their annual meeting last December 2012 the name category for the number of streets crisscrossing Phase 2 of Pag-ibig Citihomes Subdivision in the Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental. The streets will be named after flowers, the body approved.

In late January of this year, an on-line survey was conducted to re-affirm the decision of the General Assembly as to the name category of the streets. After more than a month that the survey ran, it was not able to muster a majority number of votes to invalidate the previously approved street name category.

Though, the category of Gods & Goddesses, which was suggested by Ms. Cherry Seniel, was leading the on-line survey, the Board on their 2nd Regular Meeting on March 11, 2012 decided to adopt the General Assembly’s last year decision on the premise that the majority of the members were not able to participate in the on-line poll.

The association is strictly observing the decision of the majority of its members. If majority of the members would retract their previous decision, the Board will religiously follow.

Flower Name and their Symbolism

Since the developer is already asking for the street names for quite some time now, the Board decided to adopt the following name of flowers for Phase 2 streets. This will be submitted to them before the end of March 2012.

Below is the list of the flower names and their corresponding meaning or symbolism.

Flower Name

Meaning

Azalea

“Symbol of Womanhood”

Bluebell

“ Symbol of Gratitude”

Cattleya

“ Symbol of Mature Charm”

Daffodil

“Symbol of Respect”

Eucalyptus

“ Symbol of Protection”

Gardenia

“Symbol of Hospitality”

Hyacinth

“Symbol of Sincerity”

Iris

“Symbol of Wisdom”

Jasmine

“Symbol of Attachment”

Lavender

“Symbol of Devotion”

Marigold

“Symbol of Creativity”

Peppermint

“Symbol of Cordiality”

Rosemary

“Symbol of Fidelity”

Sunflower

“Symbol of Adoration”

Street Name Placement

The Board decided that the streets will be named on an alphabetical order with only one flower name per letter. You will notice also that some of the letters in the alphabet were not assigned with corresponding flower name.

The purpose of such arrangement is to avoid confusion in locating the streets in Phase 2. And to provide facile instruction for people or service providers that are not familiar with the Block and Lot numbers.

Say for instance, you are looking for Cattleya Street and you are in the Lavender Street, you will have to simply go to the north direction, instead of going southward to Phase 3.

This is not the case of Phase 1 for, if you have observed, there are two or three street names that start with similar letter. These street names were not also arranged in an alphabetical order.

Street Guide

The first road in the north part of Phase 2 is named Azalea Street, while the road on the southern part of Phase 2 is named Marigold Street.

The vertical road that separates Phase 2 from Phase 1 is named Peppermint Street while the outer road that runs beside Bunkalalan River is named Sunflower Street. The vertical road on the center of Phase 2 is named Rosemary Street.

The odd road in front of Block 3 is named Bluebell Street. There is no other street name in Phase 2 that starts with letter “B”.

Please note that the main road separating Phases 2 and 3 was not named. The Board agreed to have Phase 3 HOA named it or simply adapt Phase 1’s street name since this road runs through them.